Davit A. Potoyan, assistant professor of chemistry at Iowa State University will present "Integrating molecular and systems aspects of gene regulation via theory and computation."
Fred Behroozi will present "Physics of Dew Drops: Surprising and Wonderful."
Ali Tabei will present "Lights, Camera, Action! Theoretical approaches for analyzing real time subcellular biological processes."
Carlos Wexler, department of physics and astronomy at the University of Missouri, will present "2016 Nobel Prize in Physics: Topological Quantum Numbers in Condensed Matter Systems."
Cody Will will present "Particle Counting and Orthogonal Signal Fusion for Automated Threat Recognition in Cargo Screening."
Pavel Lukashev will present "Tuning Magnetic Properties of Heusler Alloys."
"Dripping, Jetting, Drops and Wetting: The Magic of Microfluidics" will be presented by David Weitz, Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.
The Department of Physics will host the UNI/Area Education Agency 267 Regional Physics Competition, a series of five competitive physics events for students in grades 9-12. The competition stresses creativity and ingenuity as well as understanding of physics-related principles and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mousetrap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem. Regional winners and runners-up advance to the State of Iowa Physics Competition.
The Department of Physics will host the State of Iowa Physics Competition. Participating high school students qualified at regional competitions and represent the top teams from Area Education Agencies across the state. The competition is a series of five events that stress creativity, ingenuity and an understanding of physics-related ideas and is intended to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Events include catapult, mouse trap car, toothpick bridge, soda straw arm and challenge problem.
Keisuke Hasegawa, Grinnell College, will present "Near-field optics for investigating biomolecular self-assembly below the diffraction limit of light."